Friday, March 6, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

Notice how we ALWAYS waste energy?!?! Come on la... don't lie. I know the laptop and computers are left switched on overnight... and the next day, and the next day. And the ceiling fans in our hostel rooms are left on even when we're out... yea... I know, the weather here is #@$%!@ hot. I do them too =( the sad irony is that the hot weather is due to global warming - caused by us in the first place!

How about the smaller things like: not switching off the switch even when the kettle is done boiling or phone is charged full bar. Or not making the least effort to switch off the lights at the corridors as we walked out to lectures. Or making sure the doors are properly closed in rooms that are air-conditioned (seen it a lot at IRC).

So let's start somewhere... and here's another suggestion: Let's support the Earth Hour 2009.

Sign up for Earth Hour! - PARTICIPATING: Syafiqa Mohd Saleh

Earth Hour 2009 by WWF - Sign up for Earth Hour!

The Earth Hour started off in 2007, in Sydney, where 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008, the world joined in with about 50 million people switching off their lights... along with famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Colosseum in Rome. This year, the goal is to reach 1 billion people worldwide to join in =D

All you need to do is switch off your lights for one hour... from 830 - 930pm on Saturday, 28 March 2009. Just imagine the amount energy saved if the whole world participate along, even for just one hour!!! And hey... let's spread the word, maybe we could even convince the Rector to switch off the lights at the new acad building for one hour!!! Huhu.

Come on... there's not much work required here.... spread the news and switch off the lights. At least it's the first step to saving our earth.

Note to fellow engineers-to-be: We learn all those things like heat integration, plant design, heat transfer, process optimisation which mainly aims to save energy anyway. And it's a very ethical thing to do, even on basis of both Kantian and Utilitarian theory!


1 comment:

Illy said...

yea earth hour 2009...

"we can make a difference"